HTLV-1-associated infective dermatitis and probable HTLV-1- associated myelopathy in an adolescent female* * Study conducted at the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre – Porto Alegre (RS), Brazil.

Raquel Bisacotti Steglich Renata Elise Tonoli Paulo Ricardo Martins Souza Giselle Martins Pinto Rudimar dos Santos Riesgo About the authors


Human T cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-associated infective dermatitis (ID) is a chronic, severe and recurrent eczema occurring during childhood in patients vertically infected with HTLV-1. HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesia (HAM/ TSP) is slow and progressive. We report the case of an adolescent female from a non-endemic area for HTLV-1 who presents ID and, most likely, associated HAM/TSP.

Dermatitis; Demyelinating diseases; Human T-lymphotropic virus 1; Paraparesis, tropical spastic

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